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Tony Awards Worldwide! SpongeBob on Broadway! Cyndi Lauper, Working Girl. Brendan Urie gets Kinky. Week in NY Theater

The 71st Annual Tony Awards will be shown on four continents, though not all will get to see it Sunday evening, June 11th.
Will this put extra pressure on Tony voters, whose ballots are due Friday at 5 p.m.?

The nominees don’t look pressured

Meanwhile, life, or at least theater, goes on:

June 2017 New York Theater Openings

Awards

Theatre World Awards

Broadway newcomers sum up the season

Drama Desk Awards

Tony Awards

 

Week in NY Theater Reviews

The End of Longing

“I would rather drink alcohol than do just about anything there is to do on the face of the planet,” Matthew Perry as Jack says to a woman he’s just met in “The End of Longing,” Perry’s debut play. “I drink for every occasion, both bad or good. I like it more than sports, more than family, and — present company excluded — I like it more than women. “
That line is the most intriguing in Perry’s play, preparing us for what in retrospect seems inevitable — Jack’s struggle to overcome his alcoholism… MCC’s production of “The End of Longing” comes off as better than the script deserves.

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

“Ernest Shackleton Loves Me” may not be the only musical ever set in Antarctica or the only one that tells the story of a real-life polar explorer; it’s surely not the only musical about a struggling musician and single mother in Brooklyn. But it has to be the only musical that combines the two, when the early 20th century Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton enters the studio of early 21st century composer Kat through her refrigerator. This charming, kooky, playful, tuneful, toe-tapping, original musical probably shouldn’t work as well as it does.

Week in NY Theater News

 

Playing at the Palace starting in November: SpongeBob SquarePants the musical

 

Cyndi Lauper soon to pen songs for a Broadway-aiming musical based on Working Girl, 1988 Melanie Griffith film

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Behold @PublicTheaterNY’s 50th season! new work by @Lynnbrooklyn @ERSTheater takes on the Bard much more
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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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